The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Walden Effect: Links

Fun forums
Relevant resources
More about us and our friends

Fun forums --- Another good resource with lots of first hand experience and a forum.
BackYardChickens Forum --- Trade egg-laying tales!
Chicken Chatter --- The friendliest chicken forum on the internet

Relevant resources:

Automatic chicken waterers and chicken nipples --- Mark invented a unique chicken waterer system which keeps the water poop-free and won't spill in tractors.
Backyard Poultry Magazine --- If you love chickens, you'll love this magazine. The print version is chock full of useful information and you can even read some of the articles online.
Countryside & Small Stock Journal --- The same in depth articles as Backyard Poultry Magazine, but even more information about living on the land.
Mother Earth News --- My first stop for how-to information on living sustainably
You Bet Your Garden --- I like to listen to Mike McGrath's radio show online to pick up gardening tips.
Fourmilab --- An eclectic mixture of so many kinds of resources we can't begin to list them. Check out the website when you have time to surf for a spell.

More about us and our friends:

Avian Aqua Miser --- Mark's chicken waterer invention.

Wetknee Consulting --- Our web design, grant writing, videography, ecotours, and ecological consulting business.

Nature and garden photos --- Anna's art website.

Friends Wilderness Center --- Anna lived for a year at this Quaker-sponsored retreat in the mountains of West Virginia

City Loves Country --- A sister blog from another homesteading couple in Massachusetts.

Mugword --- Anna's sister Maggie's poetry blog

Young in the Mountains --- Seeking the simple in the midst of complexities.

Sit Down, I think I Love You --- Another friend who dreams of self-sufficiency.

The Ultimate Cheapskate --- The name says it all

What comes next... --- A blog weighing the merits of green and cheap.

A Girl Named Go --- Planting seeds, singing songs.

Down Home at the Hennery --- a small family farm in the foothills of western North Carolina --- poetic and pictorial.

Palmer's Purview --- the environment...human rights...current thoughts like grapes off the vine.

Life-force Vibrations --- a Quaker coexisting with the earth, one day at a time.

Tips for Off-grid Living --- Someday, we'd like to live off the grid, and this site has some great information to help us get there.

Gardening Advice - How To instruction on growing a vegetable, herb or flower garden --- The Information you need for sustainable gardening including instructions for preparing your garden soil, companion planting, growing, fertilizing, harvesting, and storing your garden fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs.

Tommy's Pet Paradise: "Home of The Rare and Exotics" --- Hobby Breeder & Preservationist Of The: Red Junglefowls (Rare Wild-Strains), American Onagadori (World's Longest Tail Chicken), Champion Malaysian Serama (World's Smallest Chicken - Class A's & B's), Bantam Phoenix (Show Quality), Modern Game (Show Quality), Many Fancy and Ornamental Pheasants / Quails, Gamebirds, Tortoises, Birds, etc.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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